So police in Mansfield, Lousiana executed a raid on a dope house, only to find the suspect who owned the house coming out of the bath room, no doubt grinning like the Cheshire Cat. The toilet was still running and it didn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that the dope had been flushed.
But all was not lost. The dope house wasn't connected to the municipal sewer system; it has a septic tank, meaning that the drugs hadn't gone far.
So the police brought a backhoe in and tore up the septic tank. A bag filled with meth, used needles and urned tin foil was quickly recovered, resulting in the arrest of the home's owner, Paul Fuller. Fuller, 49, of Frierson, was booked into the DeSoto Detention Center on one count each of possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a firearm with a Controlled Dangerous Substance.
But the good guys scored even better. A second doper, Joshua D. Verhoef, 27, of White Oak, Texas, just happened to be present when the raid went down. He was taken into custody and charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and parole violation.
And if that wasn't fortuitous enough, a third knucklehead, Curtis Raye Tisdale, 58, of Greenwood, drove up to the scene as deputies were there. He consented to a search of his vehicle and wound up getting arrested along with his pals after drugs and a weapon were found in his vehicle.
Hint to dopers: Flushing dope doesn't work if you're on a septic system. Hint to dopers #2: if you're on parole, hanging around a dope house probably isn't a good idea, and hint to dopers #3: If you go over to your buddy's dope house and see the police all over the place, you might want to just keep driving, especially if you have dope and guns in your vehicle.
Yeah, folks, these guys perfectly represent the sort of brain trust that keeps telling us that drugs should be legal.